The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have jointly sought public comments to amend crypto rules for large hedge funds advisers.

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Fast facts

  • The CFTC and SEC are jointly proposing to amend the rules of Form PF, which is a confidential reporting form for certain SEC-registered investment advisers to private funds. 
  • The deadline to receive comments is Oct. 11. 
  • The amendments are expected to improve the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s capacity to monitor systemic risk. 
  • It is also expected to strengthen the SEC’s supervision over private fund advisers and efforts to ensure investor protection. 
  • “We also are soliciting comment on the proposed rules and a number of alternatives, including whether certain possible changes to the proposal should apply to Form ADV,” the CFTC and SEC said. 
  • The CFTC and SEC are independent agencies of the U.S. government. While CFTC regulates the derivatives markets, the SEC watches over market manipulation.

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